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******SCROLL DOWN TO 5/25/2020 POST FOR THE LIST OF PRECAUTIONS WE ARE TAKING IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS******

weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/27/2020

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2 Tim. 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Here Paul is looking back over his life. His words carry great assurance and encouragement to us as well. When he says he fought the good fight, he speaks as a soldier. He has fought against the world, the flesh and the devil without shrinking back. When he says he finished his race, he speaks as an athlete, as a runner going for a prize. He ran his course, no matter how hard it was; no matter it was filled… read more

Precautions for a safe re-opening

by: Steve Fawcett

05/25/2020

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The leadership team has put together a list of items that we are following to help ensure a safe re-opening from this crisis. We are guided by both biblical and scientific principles.

The biblical principles include loving God with all our hearts. This encourages us to meet safely together for mutual encouragement, worship and discipleship. This also includes showing our love for God by demonstrating love for our neighbors and community. Also, loving our neighbors as ourselves includes then a life of sacrificial service to help promote the well-being of others around us. We must be willing to lay… read more

weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/20/2020

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Greetings!

I believe that when you let Jesus lead, the adventure begins! Jesus said ‘that He came that we might have life and have it abundantly.’ Jn. 10:10 This does not mean abundant material things and perfect health but a life of lasting joy, deep inner peace and a life of meaning and purpose. To help us with all this He gives us His great and precious promises. These are like signed checks that we can take to the bank of faith and cash them in. A life of adventure without regrets is available for the person who walks in… read more

weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/13/2020

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5-13-2020

Amongst the many reasons God may have, I believe He is using this coronavirus to get our attention to change our ways. It’s a call to return to God. It’s a call to take a hard look at our lives. He wants us to draw closer to Him. He is asking: ‘do you love Me? John 21:15 Do you love Me more than these? More than anything?’

After several weeks of listening to daily readings from the book of Jeremiah, writer Kathleen Norris concluded that the point of listening to him is ‘coming unglued.’ She wrote: “The prophet after… read more

weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/06/2020

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5-6-2020 In the middle of the 19th century, a Swedish visitor came to visit the homes of the United States. Her name was Frederika Bremer, (1801-1865). She traveled widely, visiting such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Washington Irving. Bremer explained her purpose, saying, “I came here… in particular, to study the women and the homes of the New World, and from the threshold of the home to obtain a view of the future of humanity, because as the river is born from the springs of heaven, so is the life and fate of a people born… read more

weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

04/29/2020

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“But let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Heb. 10:25 One of the practical reasons for this command is to counter the enemy’s strategy of discouraging believers. Many a Christian has withstood various frontal attacks from our enemy in the areas of morality, truth, and decent living only then to be blindsided by discouragement. A few words of criticism here, a prayer answer that is taking longer than expected or having to stay-at-home longer than desired and suddenly we find ourselves discouraged, wondering if it’s worth it to keep going.

There… read more

Weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

04/22/2020

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Greetings! I trust you are having a good day during these strange days in which we now live. Ephesians 2:10 says: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Christians have always been noted for their good works. They do this not to gain salvation or ‘brownie points’ with God, but out of gratitude for the salvation they already possess through their faith in Christ. In early Roman days, the Christians were well known for taking care of the people the Romans considered not valuable and… read more

Day 20 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/17/2020

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Welcome to day 20 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

You made it! This is day 20, the last day of these 4 week daily devotionals. Since we are not yet able to meet together in person, rather than just completely quit these devotionals, I will seek to put one out each week until we can meet again. Otherwise, be sure to watch our worship service as it is live streamed each Sunday at 10 am!

Col. 1:9 says: “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the… read more

Day 19 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/16/2020

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Welcome to day 19 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

One story that has inspired many in a life of prayer is Exodus 33:7-11.

‘Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and… read more

Day 18 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/15/2020

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Welcome to day 18 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

I love this story about George Washington Carver who is considered one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century. Around the turn of the twentieth century,the agricultural economy of the South was suffering as the boll weevil devastated cotton crops. The soil was being depleted of nutrients because farmers planted cotton year in and year out. It was George Washington Carver who introduced the concept of crop rotation. He encouraged farmers to plant peanuts and they did. The strategy revived the soil, but farmers were frustrated because there was… read more

Day 17 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/14/2020

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Welcome to day 17 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

Matt. 27:57-66 Looking back at this account of Jesus’ burial, I would like to point out a couple of things that apply to us today. First, notice that Christ has friends that we may know nothing about. Verse 57 says: “When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.” Joseph of Arimathea comes forward to claim the body of Jesus after He had just died. We had never heard of this guy before and never again afterwards. Yet, at a… read more

Day 16 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/13/2020

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16. Welcome to day 16 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

Happy Resurrection! What a great day yesterday was! Easter is the most triumphant and joyful day of the year. And now after Easter, we can live each day with that tremendous good news ringing in our ears and hearts: He is risen, He is risen indeed! Hallelujah! Should not and could not that be our attitude each and every day?

John 20:11-18. In verse 13 it says: “They (the angels) said to her: ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord and I… read more

Day 15 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/10/2020

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15. Welcome to day 15 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

Today is called Good Friday. It is the day on which Jesus was crucified on the cross. Matt. 27:27-44. It is a day to remember what Jesus went through for us. He bore all those horrible, torturous, cruel punishments without a murmur; no words of impatience came from His lips. In His death, as in His life, He was perfect.

Let us also remember that He suffered not for His sins, but for ours. 1 Peter 2:24-‘bore our sins in His body on the tree.’ Isa. 53:6 –‘The Lord laid on… read more

Day 14 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/09/2020

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14. Welcome to day 14 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

The stories from this Passion week are very passionate, strongly emotional stories; no less is the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus. Matt. 26:69-75. Verse 74 says: “Then he (Peter) began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, ‘I do not know the Man.’ And immediately the rooster crowed.” Let me mention 3 practical lessons from this story.

1. It teaches us the best of saints are still human. Peter’s sin was great. He had even been warned ahead of time yet he still denied Jesus 3 times.… read more

Day 13 of our 4 week prayer adventure

by: Steve Fawcett

04/08/2020

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13. Welcome to day 13 of our 4 week prayer adventure.

In Matthew 26:36-46, we read of Jesus’ agony in the garden of Gethsemane. Verse 39 says: “And going a little further He fell on His face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.’” This amazing passage contains many deep and mysterious things. Some people think they have it all figured out but they just end up ‘darkening counsel with words without knowledge.’

So, while there is so much here, let me just briefly mention… read more